Best Vegetarian Restaurant - Scottish, in Glasgow and Vegan!

Released on: October 30, 2008, 12:31 am

Press Release Author: Craig Tannock

Industry: Food & Beverage

Press Release Summary: A Glasgow vegan restaurant bar beat top vegetarian names in
Edinburgh and London to get on the A list reported by The Times. The winners of The
Vegetarian Society Awards 2008 -10 of Britain's best vegetarian restaurants included
The 78. The 78 are inviting non vegetarians to try their award winning dishes for
half price on World Vegan Day Saturday 1st November.

Press Release Body: Glasgow, UK, October 30, 2008 -- No Cheesy Glasgow Grins
Virtually unknown until recently The 78 beat more established Vegetarian restaurants
in Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland and even London to join the list of The
Vegetarian Society's top 10 vegetarian restaurants in the UK voted for by their
members. Even more outstanding is that the chef at The 78 in Glasgow has achieved
this without resorting to cheesy cliches that other restaurants use. He also manages
to create ingeniously delicious desserts without resorting to lashings of cream and
butter or the ubiquitous vegan fruit salad.

Healthy Secret

Owner Craig Tannock says "Our secret is to avoid labels wherever possible so that we
are judged by what we do rather than who or what we are. The efforts of the team at
The 78 to create dishes that are delicious and appeal to all, but satisfy our
ethical criteria has clearly paid off. They totally deserve this accolade."

Imagination in Stereo

Tony Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life, author of 'The Complete book of Vegan
Cooking' by Lorenz says "Most people are drawn to vegetarianism because they
perceive it to be healthier. It seems clearly difficult for chefs to change habits
of using saturated animal fat in everything and just replace meat with cheese. There
are sadly surprisingly few chefs who have the imagination of the true great cooks
such as Chad Sarno from Saf in London. Glasgow is however, unexpectedly blessed with
three places where you can eat healthy food cunningly disguised as delicious food
-not just the award winning 78 there is also the well known Mono and Stereo, the
deli / cafe / music venue at 20-28 Renfield Lane ."

Nutritional Need

Bishop-Weston's partner Yvonne, a leading London Nutritionist says "Statistics show
people's diets are drastically short on fruit and vegetables, essential fats, fibre
and plant based nutrients and anti-oxidants. It's brilliant that even where you'd
least expect it, you can find restaurants such as the 78, stereo and mono making
healthy food delicious."

World Vegan Day Offer

In addition to the traditional World Vegan Day half price menu, Glasgow's top 3
vegetarian restaurants, Stereo, Mono and the award winning 78 are offering an all
day World Vegan Day meal ticket. Eat a delicious meat free breakfast, lunch and
dinner for only GBP10. Contact Mono, Stereo or The 78 for more details.


The Report in the Times

The 78, Glasgow (0141 5765018) - A vegan bar-cafe in Glasgow may seem like a tall
order, but the popular 78 certainly delivered for our diners, with great service,
atmosphere and a good range of dishes. Described by the manager as "a bar that likes
quality food", all offerings here are vegan-vegetarian, such as the baked haggis
with baby potatoes and a mustard cream sauce, the sweet potato and cabbage soup, or
the homemade falafel platter with sides that are updated daily. For dessert, taste
the dark chocolate tort on a nutty biscuit base with cream and berries, or the
crispy banana parcel with rum sauce and vanilla ice cream.
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Contact Details: Contact:
Craig Tannock
Exmouth Cottages
Croydon, CR0 4LJ
0141 632 2325

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